Around here, you don’t need to make it a divorce party to whip out some good ice cream and boxed wine. In fact, I would just call that a good Friday night, LOL.
It looks like newly divorced and single celebrity mom Katie Holmes thinks just like us – when times get rough, get a spoon. The Hollywood actress reveals that right after she filed for divorce from ex-husband Tom Cruise, she and her 6-year-old daughter Suri retreated to her hometown of Toledo, Ohio where they were treated to ice cream on almost a daily basis by the actress’ father. Here are a few snippets from her recent interview with the New York Times about her life now, her current religion, and her comeback on the stage with “Dead Accountants:”
The old Katie still exists: “I still think of myself as Midwestern,” said Ms. Holmes, 33, who arrived for a recent interview without any trappings of celebrity: no assistant, no makeup, no jewelry, no designer labels — only a simple black band to tie her wet black hair into a ponytail. “I mean, I’ve had box wine. It’s good. And it’s a lot easier to open.”
Her religion still guides her: “Catholicism, yes. But it’s more about the familybonds. I have these moments where what’s going on in my life is unbelievable, and you have to tell everyone to figure out how to respond. My siblings and I are always on the phone saying: ‘Oh my God, what do you think? What does Mom think? What does Dad think?’ And then you act accordingly.”
How she’s like her Dead Accounts character: “I’m like Lorna in that my values guide me in an instinctual way, like, ‘That feels weird’ or ‘I better send a thank you,’” Ms. Holmes said as she slouched forward. “Also, the Midwestern work ethic: You do what you do, and you don’t talk about it. You don’t say, ‘Oh, I’m a doctor.’ You won’t have many friends if you do that. And when you’re in the entertainment business where you’re applauded for so many things — – You can easily fall into thinking, ‘Wow, I’m really something,’ But I believe in putting your head down and doing the work.”
Katie, I have a good feeling that you are going to make it. Suri is quite lucky to have a wonderful mother like you. Now, go get that bottle of wine opened!
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